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Ulquiorr4_

“ but the people are retarded” is now my new favorite quote of this year.


Miserable-Pattern-32

Is this Bhagwan Rajneesh?


baconjuices

As an Oregonian I can confirm this


sapraaa

Wait so u make oregano?


djbrain86

Well he didn’t have the thyme so…


Mackheath1

You are so sage in your ways.


djbrain86

I have to be at times when folks don’t know where it’s cumin from


pp94gamer

No, he trades organs


Scary-Opinion666

*skyrim music intensifies* You are Argonian?


Captain-Shivers

Bhagwan Rajneesh has the wares if you have the coin


apieceofshi-rock

nO tHis iS noT bhAgwaan rAjneesH tHis iS oSho


solocupjazz

I'm so glad I watched Wild Wild Country so I can understand this reference


yours_anonymously

Yeah


BallerChin

Yes


NonFungibleTworken

Gotta watch Wild Wild Country from Netflix


AlpacaCavalry

This made me laugh out loud in a dark room at 3am, just… golden. Just so. This is the best thing I’ve heard all year lmao


doducduy96

Democracy works best in a society where the people have some degrees of critical thinking, not critical brain damage like now.


loptopandbingo

lol we had critical thinking capacity before? its always been a dog and pony show run by sociopaths


tand_oori

Worked in like 1700-1800s when voters were all well-educated men.


THE_BIG_SAD3

Well what do you suggest that you would need a college degree to vote... Then the underprivileged part of society will revolt because their views will not be taken into consideration


tand_oori

Not suggesting anything. Only that democracy was intended for informed voters.


PM_ME_FINE_FOODS

Suggesting ‘democracy worked’ when the majority of people were disenfranchised is the most backwards thing I’ve ever heard. All that was was a dictatorship by ballot of the ruling class. It wasn’t democracy, because it didn’t accept the input of c90% of citizens.


ceraexx

I agree. I think recent elections are showing how fucking dumb people are, though. We shouldn't disenfranchise, but somehow Trump was nominated and actually won. I told my coworker before he was nominated that there's no way there's enough dumbasses out there for him to win. Not only did he, but he created a cult of personality. That's fucking scary.


I-miss-shadows

Maybe not that extreme a suggestion as that but a little more than just "can you hold a pen?" being enough to qualify you to have a say would be a start in my eyes.


_Zezz

I'm actually a big advocate for middle education requirements for voters in my country. It's not much, but considering the rate of drop-outs is high here, it seems like it would make a big difference. We have free education here tho, university included, and the level of the subjects is pretty meh. Almost no one has an excuse to not have the requirements by age 25 or so at worst.


butter_b

>the underprivileged part of society If the idea of democracy (or any other system for the matter) is not to create a society where noone is underprivileged then it is a failed system from a self-sustaining point of view. What has always driven social development is a striving for survival and reproduction, and sociopathy.


No_Trash8528

That's just... What? Where the fuck did you get that idea? Sort of shit you come up with when you're high as fuck.


Bigbadsmell

Recent and historical evidence suggest otherwise. How many Trump voters revolted against Trump? Because if their ignorance, they were easy to manipulate.


Desmoclef

nice drift


El_Impresionante

We *didn't* have social media where influencing is so so easy. Now that we have social media, critical thinking is a must.


kfudnapaa

They may not have had social media to make the process of influencing vastly more efficient, but there have always been plenty of other avenues for propaganda and political influence to serve the interests of the ruling class


Blackpanther-x

Yes democracy is good on paper. But people are so easily brainwashed and manipulated by media, politicians and different celebrities.


doducduy96

Democracy is good and should always be the goal in modern civilization. Good citizens make good leaders. However in the case of the USA, it has often been “garbage in, garbage out”.


Ash_Divine

It's pretty much the same nearly everywhere with democracy tbh. The effects are bigger in the US because a) It's a superpower b) It's a populous country.


Parth_V

\*laughs in indian \*. You wanna see a shitshow ? You are more than welcome to see it here.


Parth_V

In short, politicians are old, corrupt, very conservative, blame girls for getting raped, get too much into religious issues and not what really matters, most of them have criminal records (murder, rape ,abduction etc), resistive to change, spit out false facts like an asshole during diarrhea. I just described a normal politician didn't I ?


Sparkey_The_Great

Thats what donald trump was trying to change.


tsetem

I thought that was describing Trump?


SleepyWhiteBear

Genuinely curious, how is it in India ? I most often see it what's happening in the USAW and other european countries, but not much, so I'm curious.


WeeklyGrape334

the cast system


BrightBulb123

caste\* But yeah...


TurboAnal5000

>You wanna see a shitshow ? Nah Rajesh I've heard about *the street*. I don't want to see it I'm good.


WeeklyGrape334

and idiot people


Regalia_BanshEe

Pretty sure thats the same thing everywhere.. Instead of choosing who is the best candidate... We have to choose who is the least evil..


_Zezz

We, as humanity, have yet to find a truly fair system to choose our rulers that works with more than just a few hundred people. Each day I actually believe a monarchy mixed with democracy might be the best answer we have. All can choose a prime minister, but the royalty also have a voice in the matters. Only having a prime minister means that the guy can run away free of guilt after 4 years of fucking a country. Having only a monarch makes it so that the people have no voice of their own. One complements the other's faults.


AlpacaCavalry

I truly believe that unless humanity undergoes some kind of ascension into a different form, they won’t be able to govern themselves perfectly. And that is why I like the idea of basically the Rogue Servitors from the game Stellaris. Humans retire into a life of pampering by the machines, their needs taken care of by an autonomous service grid, free to pursue whatever goal they desire. Eh. I’m just a grumpy cynic now.


El_Impresionante

And in India. And in Brazil. And in UK...


butter_b

Democracy as a system has two fundamental flaws: It fails to adhere to an absolute definition of what is "good/right/correct" and it rather defines those terms internally, making them blurred and volatile. It lacks a mechanism that consolidates its own self-sustainability and the consistency of social progress on the basis of the above-mentioned absolute terms.


[deleted]

“It was better before this” is a mantra constantly chanted.


RavensOfParadise

Survival bias at work.


NathanRivers

As Churchill probably never said: the best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.


Soultampered

I mean..he's not wrong 🤣


recetas-and-shit

LOL this was exactly my comment when this was posted like a month ago


OkProfessional8290

De javu


RushinRusha

Ouch


JIsaac91

Déjà vu*


[deleted]

Absolutely


steckch

The range of things people are allowed to vote on is simply ridiculous. If we wouldn't have basic rights all those control freaks out there would literally vote them away from you. The amount of things that are being forced on you by being voted on from others is fucking crazy.


[deleted]

Yeah they won’t admit it but most people are for majority tyranny, as long as they’re in the majority


AlpacaCavalry

We are seeing this sentiment grow ever so much, day by day, everywhere in the world. I don’t think humanity has quite separated from its tribalistic roots and instincts.


Apocthicc

you sounding like the new bond villain rn fr


DredgerNG

"Democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…" Winston S Churchill


CoolGuy10002

This is what happens when you go on reddit once


Life-Is-Caramel

I love democracy


Itz_The_Rain

Sheev is that you?


puntasm81

Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?


dayleboi

You weren't wearing the armadillo hat, were you?


Kingy7777

No this is Patrick!


nos500

Because you are retarded lol


spaycedinvader

No I .... isn't


kfudnapaa

Me fail English? That's unpossible!


RobbieUGC

I, I don't have a counter argument.


Vexxing-guy

The best counter argument is that any other alternative options have failed


Saif_Horny_And_Mad

i think they mean a counter argument to "but the people are retarded" bit of the interview


Vexxing-guy

That part is true. Most people are uneducated but it’s better than having one group in charge..


[deleted]

It's that nutty rajneesh fella.. what happened to his Rolls Royce collection?


McWhiters9511

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good bot.


BreakfastBright8735

Ain't that the F'N truth!


Lolisniperxxd

I’ve listened to this 10 times now. I love it.


GENERALmaLAise___

You should try his cult then


Lolisniperxxd

Who is he?


GENERALmaLAise___

There was a Netflix special about him, “Wild Wild Country “ Bhagwan I think.


Regalia_BanshEe

Osho


freddy4288

That’s him. This is probably the most sane thing you’ll find him saying.


wet_jumper

Osho


MudOpposite8277

Evil Gandalf is not wrong.


FunKindheartedness9

I ended up watching a part of the video (for full video I needed to pay) and he does put out some good arguments imo


Vexxing-guy

He’s a bio terrorist, encouraged raping people who’s under age, ran a cult and looked up to hitler……


DocHoliday79

Average politician.


blue13rain

A person is an intelligent, wonderful being. People are stupid panicky animals.


punchingtreez

nobody is as dumb as everybody!


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Mysteriouslynaked

Pure poetry


Imperial_Pupper

Shakespeare I tell you


spook_scary

You see. I'm not going to sit here and say he's wrong. Cuz he's not.


LordNikoli

Says the guy who led a cult responsible for poisoning a town


ZingyParcel18364

All shits and giggles aside, Democracy is a great system.... if the population is educated (not just literate) and informed.


RavensOfParadise

The population in most mature democracies are educated and has avenues for being informed - we simply prefer to watch Cat videos.


ZingyParcel18364

Ground reality of the Largest Democracy is terrifying tbh.


RavensOfParadise

We as a species are truly and utterly fucked.


EDOGZ420

Holy crap he is not wrong LOL


InformalAntelope4570

"I am a democrat [proponent of democracy] because I believe in the Fall of Man. I think most people are democrats for the opposite reason. A great deal of democratic enthusiasm descends from the ideas of people like Rousseau, who believed in democracy because they thought mankind so wise and good that every one deserved a share in the government. The danger of defending democracy on those grounds is that they’re not true. . . . I find that they’re not true without looking further than myself. I don’t deserve a share in governing a hen-roost. Much less a nation. . . . The real reason for democracy is just the reverse. Mankind is so fallen that no man can be trusted with unchecked power over his fellows. Aristotle said that some people were only fit to be slaves. I do not contradict him. But I reject slavery because I see no men fit to be masters." - C.S.Lewis.


punchingtreez

that’s why I’m the US we need to fix the republic, we need way more reps, maybe even another layer of state houses, get rid of the 17th amendment, go back to the original way of selecting the President, and get rid of parties, you should pick a rep that best represents your local community not choose between which of the parties gets to take your seat


BedrockPanda

Get rid of the 17th Amendment? So go back to Senators being appointed? Or do you want to get rid of the Senate? Because either is a stupid idea.


punchingtreez

The senators were suppose to be the representation of each state’s legislature. Now we have a situation where the senators can actually be against their own state government.


SoWokeIdontSleep

I hope he's including himself with "the people" he is referring to. Like a wise man once said, democracy is the worst system of government, except for all the other ones.


brettargh18

Yeah wouldn’t trust anything outta that cunts mouth


[deleted]

especially over the last ten years


YerixGlx

No, no. They've always been, but on the last 10 years we got better internet to see it from closer


dzjaynus

Imagine if the US had internet during Reagan. My god, the meme potential


Licorice42

I fucking love Osho.


Jacked-to-the-wits

This guy is a clown and a scam artist, but I have to agree with him here.


Particular-Cold-4875

He’s not wrong


MightbeJaydenseow

Reject democracy, Return to fascism.


Old_Detective3011

ma boi rajneesh


g00d_end

I really wish I disagreed


a_z_fanboy

He do be spitting hard fax tho


Glass_tree

Aint this the guy that tried to poison a town to win an election?


Regalia_BanshEe

His assistants did it... Dude turned them over to the authorities.. Whether he knew about the attacks is still a mystery.. He later died but till then he believed he hismelf was poisoned by his followers..


Chomulinga

What the fuck is going on here


IgnantDeplorable

He's not wrong


owaisted

I need to delete my comment. I used exactly the same words


owaisted

He is not wrong


No-Falcon1905

All hail monarchy


LordPuddin

There will always be a hierarchy. No other form of government can exist with such large populations. Democracy, communism, totalitarian governments are all basically the same. A small group of people are in power, but they often give the show that the people have a say. Granted, literal democracy is not what America has, America is a republic. However, a literal democracy in USA would be an even bigger nightmare than what we have now.


Angeldragongirl1

in some ways he is correct


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Unique-Estimate-5081

The smart people should run the state.


Vexxing-guy

Fun fact most Dictators were smart as fuck, yet they were still dictators. Democracy is easily the best way to run a country because of you don’t like a leader then vote in a new one. That’s the cool thing about it, the population have power over the leader, and if that leader is doing a shit job, the people will notice and he won’t get elected again. The American Voting system has flaws yes, but said flaws can be fixed pretty easily, but compare that to a dictatorship and it’s obvious which is better to live in…


BedrockPanda

Who gets to choose who the "smart" people are?


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[deleted]

True. I know this woman was going to vote for this corrupt man for president just because he was hot. She doesn’t understand shit about politics and her sources were telenovela actors talking about politics.


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100%. Dudes crazy af but he was right about this


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